Field Trips

The Old Town School of Folk Music Concert and Field Trip Series is an excellent way to complement your academic and fine arts curriculum. We offer programs for Pre-K through 12th Grade and showcase a wide variety of performances by our talented faculty and visiting artists from around the world. Your students will have an unforgettable educational and entertaining experience in one of Chicago's most celebrated performance spaces!

Field Trips

Thu. November 30, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
The Nut Tapper Holiday Variety Show
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Fri. December 01, 10:00 AM · Maurer Hall
The Nut Tapper Holiday Variety Show
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Mon. December 04, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Songs of Winter
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Tue. December 05, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Songs of Winter
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Tue. December 05, 12:30 PM · Maurer Hall
FT-
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Fri. January 26, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Roots of Flamenco with David Chiriboga & Friends
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Wed. January 31, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
“Sing, Sing a Song” with Laura Doherty & the Heartbeats
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Thu. February 08, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights

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Fri. February 09, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Cuentos in the Americas with Jasmin Cardenas
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Tue. February 13, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Kaben Kafo with Michael Taylor

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Fri. February 23, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
The Tempest with Chicago Youth Shakespeare
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Wed. April 04, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Fire in Boomtown with Amy Lowe and Megan Wells

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Thu. April 05, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre: America's Melting Pot of Music and Dance
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Thu. April 12, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
The Andalusian Trail: A Musical Journey through the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain
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Fri. April 20, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Earth Day Celebration with the Chicago Folklore Ensemble

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Wed. April 25, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Ellis Island and Immigration

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Thu. April 26, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Songs of Struggle

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Mon. April 30, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Dia del Niño with Jarochicanos
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Mon. May 07, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
1/2 Pint Poetics with Kuumba Lynx
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Thu. May 10, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Healthy Hip Hop
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Fri. May 11, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Healthy Hip Hop
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Fri. June 01, 10:30 AM · Maurer Hall
Student Showcase
Free Show
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Reservations

Browse the performance listing above and contact the Old Town School at 773.728.6000. Field Trip Coordinator Raul Fernandez is available for questions or concerns at 773.751.3444.

Time & Place

All field trips take place in the Gary & Laura Maurer Concert Hall located in our 4544 North Lincoln Avenue location. Concerts run from 10:30 - 11:30 AM unless otherwise noted.

Pricing

$6.00 per seat, $5.00 for 100 or more reservations. Tickets are by reservation only. For every 10 tickets purchased, receive one free ticket for chaperones. (Transportation is not provided by the Old Town School, nor included in the price of tickets.)

Payment & Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase price or a purchase order must be received at least two weeks prior to the performance date. The total amount is due on or before the performance date. Failure to provide timely payment can result in the cancellation of your reservation. Please note: Shows are subject to cancellation. In the event of show cancellation, schools with reservations will be notified and given a prompt refund.

State Goals

Our Board of Education Vendor No. is 28983. Old Town School Field Trip performances support the following content standards for effective learning:

Illinois Learning Standards for Fine Arts

  • State Goal 25: Know the language of the arts.
  • State Goal 26 Through creating and performing, understand how works of art are produced.
  • State Goal 27: Understand the role of the Arts in civilizations, past and present.

Common Core State Standards

  • Anchor Standard #2 (Speaking and Listening) Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

National Core Arts Standards

  • Anchor Standard #7 (Responding) Perceive and analyze artistic work.
  • Anchor Standard #8 (Responding) Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
  • Anchor Standard #11 (Connecting) Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.

Illinois Learning Standards for Social Sciences

  • State Goal 16: Understand and analyze events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
  • State Goal 17: Demonstrate knowledge of world geography, as well as an understanding of the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.
  • State Goal 18: Understand, analyze and compare social systems, with an emphasis on the United States.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000